15 for 7 Challenge!


 This campaign is now closed, and no longer accepting donations.

In February 2017 we are  launching our 15 for 7 campaign raising money towards our projects supporting destitute asylum seekers living in Tyne and Wear. Action Housing provides safe and supported accommodation to destitute beneficiaries:

“My situation before I moved to Action Foundation house was not good …very, very hard. I was living in different houses every night, every week. I did not feel human. When I moved to the house I feel like I became a different person in the same day. You made a very, very big difference to my life.”  

We are challenging you to get sponsored to live on £15 for 1 week 
from the 18th – 24th February to experience first-hand some of the many difficulties facing destitute asylum seekers living in the region. Don't worry if the week we have chosen doesn't work for you as you can do the challenge at anytime to suit you.

Local charities provide our destitute residents with £15 per week to cover all their daily living expenses including food, clothing, toiletries and travel.

Everyone involved will receive plenty of moral support! All sponsorships will be collected through our Virgin Money Giving page and there is no minimum amount to be raised.
Living off £15 for a week may not be practical for everyone who would like to be involved however, we want it to be as accessible as possible so we are leaving it up to you to decide how you will spend your £15.
You might choose to try and feed yourself for £15 a week or include travel, or really test yourself and cover food, travel and socialising!

The challenge will be hard but we hope it will expose you to the realities of surviving on such a limited budget and the difficulties facing over 200 destitute asylum seekers in the region. Plus you might even learn about some free activities happening in your area or some new low-cost recipes!

If you would like to sign up for this challenge or have any questions please call the office on 0191 2313113 or email harrieturwin@actionfoundation.org.uk

Select the amount you wish to give

£10.00  Give £10

£20.00  Give £20

£50.00  Give £50

£100.00  Give £100


Total raised:
£0.00 (excl Gift Aid)

Maria Figueira

Total raised:
£43.00 (excl Gift Aid)

Richard Hubbard

Total raised:
£112.00 (excl Gift Aid)

Eugenie Muhayimana

Total raised:
£50.00 (excl Gift Aid)

Action Foundation

Total raised:
£160.00 (excl Gift Aid)

Action Foundation

Total raised:
£200.00 (excl Gift Aid)


Total raised:
£197.00 (excl Gift Aid)


Total donations:



£50.00 (+ £12.50 giftaid)

hank you, Ruth, for your "rationale" regarding your rationing during the Challenge week it makes one think how spendthrift we are!!



£10.00 (+ £2.50 giftaid)

Loads of respect. as always Ju, for the work you are doing.



£20.00 (+ £5.00 giftaid)

Well done. Great example.